performative activism7

I'm getting really really tired of this. There's a few things that are getting pretty obvious and sad and it's like...you don't care. I think especially during the BLM movement's rise this year where we had that filter that people complained about constantly like in my opinion that's the wrong issue to focus on but the egocentrism of the people on here is no surprise. But like look how long that thread went on, the one bout getting the alts of people racist towards you like should that even be a debate? And in the comments you see alexandra, saying she's drunk and comparing the lucid situation to slavery which is not the time and I know she's cool and she apologised but like that kinda shows the lack of care to be an ally. Also feel the need to add that before the filter, before George Floyd, before most people gave a damn to put it bluntly, I made threads that got shut down telling people "hey the n word is worse than cracker" and saying the experiences that I was less likely to have as a white person. The responses to that thread, it's called Racism, the responses to it are just like "it happens to white people too!" or "ew you're a furry" so I don't know where all this support came from. Black people were dying to police brutality before that. BLM existed before that. Part of me hates saying this cause I feel like I'm just telling poc, "they only care about you cause it's trendy, you're the new reusable water bottle" but if it's something I honestly believe then I'm going to say it and try to do something bout it. Also on the aforementioned thread, people are very clearly perpetuating common and harmful stereotypes assuming the worst of people who are victims. Like I know I'm not the one to be saying this because it's not my experience but just I just want people to try harder and actually listen. There's also something here about the word lynch being racist which is completely dismissed without any reasoning and it's so clearly, "this is easier so this is what we'll do" or "this makes me look better" and activism is done specifically for change, this stuff, the former background and the filter, they were for brownie points. PoC aren't going to feel comfortable talking about their experiences or issues if they're just going to get shut down any time they do, which I think we've been doing for too long. Thanks for reading, idk how many people are going to agree with me here

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ManDontCareJul 20, 2020
Can you give names on who is performing egocentric activism
alexandraJul 20, 2020
i wasn’t drunk. i WAS high, because it was a saturday afternoon and i can be, lmao. i was already high before i even saw the thread.

the slavery comment was absolutely moronic and thoughtless of me but i already addressed it when it happened so i don’t feel the need to comment again
sleepytobitoJul 20, 2020
alexandra
i wasn’t drunk. i WAS high, because it was a saturday afternoon and i can be, lmao. i was already high before i even saw the thread.

the slavery comment was absolutely moronic and thoughtless of me but i already addressed it when it happened so i don’t feel the need to comment again
my point was that being high and addressing it at that time when you're not fully there to listen can come across very dismissive and make those comments have a higher chance of appearing, also can you blame me for getting high and drunk mixed up the thread was massive
SolucionesJul 20, 2020
+1
and if she hadnt answered you'd probably blame her for not being there..
sleepytobitoJul 20, 2020
Soluciones
and if she hadnt answered you'd probably blame her for not being there..
that's a bold and irrational assumption but if she waited so she could take in information better and explained that I really wouldn't have a problem with it
ManDontCareJul 20, 2020
ManDontCare
Can you give names on who is performing egocentric activism
alexandraJul 20, 2020
+1
sleepytobito
alexandra
i wasn’t drunk. i WAS high, because it was a saturday afternoon and i can be, lmao. i was already high before i even saw the thread.

the slavery comment was absolutely moronic and thoughtless of me but i already addressed it when it happened so i don’t feel the need to comment again
my point was that being high and addressing it at that time when you're not fully there to listen can come across very dismissive and make those comments have a higher chance of appearing, also can you blame me for getting high and drunk mixed up the thread was massive
i explained this in the thread, but i wanted to engage in sincere and genuine dialogue about the situation and i didn’t think that would be accomplished if i didn’t reply to the thread right away and instead waited until i could write a more thought out and in my eyes, scripted response

also if i didn’t address things when i was high and not fully here i would never be able to address all the things that need addressing